PipeChat Digest #1340 - Saturday, April 8, 2000
 
Re: Fwd: [Fwd: Lutheran humor:o)]
  by "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com>
Awareness Of The Pipe Organ
  by <Devon3000@aol.com>
Re: Awareness Of The Pipe Organ
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Mozart Requiem performance (x-posted)
  by <Prestant16@aol.com>
Re: Awareness Of The Pipe Organ
  by "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net>
Re: Fwd: [Fwd: Lutheran humor:o)]
  by "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com>
Re: Tubular Casavant Trumpet tuning
  by <Quilisma@socal.rr.com>
 


(back) Subject: Re: Fwd: [Fwd: Lutheran humor:o)] From: "Stephen Ohmer" <knopfregal@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 08:45:00 -0700 (PDT)   A friend just sent me this hymn....the first part has made the rounds, but the later part, well you must imagine a bunch of lcms'ers standing around, singing page 4 of TLH....then it fits... it. To keep this on topic for pipechat, then, imagine all this being done with a mighty fine pipe organ of 4 manuals and 73 ranks with an en-chamade trumpet in th e antiphonal, and a divided pedal...... > > > An old farmer went to the city one weekend and > attended the > big city church. He came home and his wife > asked him how > it was. > > "Well," said the farmer, "It was good. They > did something > different, however. They sang praise choruses > instead of > hymns." > > "Praise choruses," said his wife, "What are > those?" > > "Oh, they're okay. They're sort of like hymns, > only > different," said the farmer. > > "Well, what's the difference?" asked his wife. > > The farmer said, "Well it's like this - If I > were to say to > you: 'Martha, the cows are in the corn,' well > that > would be a hymn. If, on the other hand, I were > to say > to you: Martha, Martha, Martha, Oh, Martha, > MARTHA, > MARTHA, the cows, the big cows, the brown cows, > the black cows, the white cows, the black and > white > cows, the COWS, COWS, COWS are in the corn, > are in the corn, are in the corn, in the CORN, > CORN, > CORN, COOOOORRRRRNNNNN > > Then, if I were to repeat the whole thing two > or three > times, well that would be a praise chorus." > > As luck would have it, the exact same Sunday a > young, new > Christian from the city church attended the > small town > church. He came home and his wife asked him > how it was. > > "Well, " said the young man, "It was good. > They did > something different, however. They sang hymns > instead of > regular songs." > > "Hymns," said his wife, "What are those?" > > > "They're okay. They're sort of like regular > songs, > only different," said the young man. > > "Well, what's the difference?" asked his wife. > > The young man said, "Well it's like this - If I > were to say > to you, Martha, the cows are in the corn,' well > that would > be a regular song. If on the other hand, I > were to say to you: > > Oh Martha, dear Martha, hear thou my cry > Inclinest thine ear to the words of my mouth. > Turn thou they whole wondrous ear by and by > To the righteous, inimitable, glorious truth. > > For the way of the animals who can explain > There in their heads is no shadow of sense, > Hearkenest they in God's sun or his rain > Unless from the mild, tempting corn they are > fenced. > > Yea those cows in glad bovine, rebellious > delight, > Have broke free their shackles, their warm pens > eschewed. > Then goaded by minions of darkness and night > They all my mild Chillliwack sweet corn have > chewed. > > So look to that bright shining day by and by, > Where all foul corruption's of earth are > reborn. > Where no vicious animal makes my soul cry > And I no longer see those foul cows in the > corn. > > Then, if I were to do only verses one, three > and four and move > to a key change on the last verse, well that > would be a Lutheran hymn." >   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Talk to your friends online with Yahoo! Messenger. http://im.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Awareness Of The Pipe Organ From: <Devon3000@aol.com> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 14:49:07 EDT   Over 300,000 people received emails about the world's supposed largest = pipe organ today. I have been subscribed to this "cool fact of the day" for a short while, and was pleasantly surprised to read the following:   Where's the largest pipe organ in the world?  
(back) Subject: Re: Awareness Of The Pipe Organ From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 11:18:54   At 02:49 PM 4/7/2000 EDT, you wrote: >Over 300,000 people received emails about the world's supposed largest = pipe >organ today.<snip>   GREAT! This is the kind of public awareness that the Society needs to further its goals toward restoration! Kudos to whoever set that up!   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Mozart Requiem performance (x-posted) From: <Prestant16@aol.com> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 16:01:21 EDT   What a coincidence. Here at U-Mass Lowell, the University Choir, Chamber Singers, and Fine Arts Chorale is performing the Requiem on May 2 at St. Johns Episcopal in Lowell, MA at 7:30 PM. A total of approx. 60 singers, =   and one singing organist ... guess who? I don't know what we are going to =   have for accompaniment, but I couldn't be persuaded to play it on the = organ, especially in addition to my other school work, and holy week!   -William C.  
(back) Subject: Re: Awareness Of The Pipe Organ From: "STRAIGHT" <STRAIGHT@infoblvd.net> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 18:53:46 -0400   That Cool Fact of the Day is basically an educational site, with a lot of school systems linked to it, so it may reach a whole lot more people than you think. Hopefully, Diane S. (straight@infoblvd.net)      
(back) Subject: Re: Fwd: [Fwd: Lutheran humor:o)] From: "Luther Melby" <lmelby@prtel.com> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 18:15:00 -0500   Thank you Stephen, I really enjoyed "Lutheran humor".. :-) I added a few notes to the message see below, :o) -----Original Message----- From: Stephen Ohmer <knopfregal@yahoo.com> Date: Friday, April 07, 2000 9:31 AM Subject: Re: Fwd: [Fwd: Lutheran humor:o)]     >A friend just sent me this hymn....the first part (clip) >pipe organ of 4 manuals and 73 ranks with an >en-chamade trumpet in th e antiphonal, and a >divided pedal...... (This organ was, of course, used in the small town church) (clip again) >> "Well," said the farmer, "It was good. They >> did something >> different, however. They sang praise choruses >> instead of >> hymns." (clipity clip clip) >> Then, if I were to repeat the whole thing two >> or three >> times, well that would be a praise chorus." (Here now, is where we part from the organ, even though the church has a massive organ, that some would like to get rid of, the music is done with Drums, & Geetars, etc.) >> >> As luck would have it, the exact same Sunday a >> young, new >> Christian from the city church attended the >> small town (clip clip) >> "Hymns," said his wife, "What are those?" (clip) >> Then, if I were to do only verses one, three >> and four and move >> to a key change on the last verse, well that >> would be a Lutheran hymn." ("And,' he told his wife,' they played this beautiful pipe organ, you should have been there, the music was just BEAUTFUL" ) > >    
(back) Subject: Re: Tubular Casavant Trumpet tuning From: <Quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 19:30:52 -0700   In fairnesss, our Brit cousins used t/p action extensively for a very long time, and developed it far beyond MOller and Estey's modest work.   Cheers,   Bud   Chris Baker wrote:   > From: Bob Scarborough > > > Typical symptoms of "wheeze-box" action. I view the current > fondness for > > TP action as being endemic to the organ world, where reactionaryism > is the > > order of the day. TP action was a stop-gap technology at best, > > Hmmm, It's a shame that J.J.Binns is dead, I would love to be a fly > on the wall as you explain to him that his technology was 'stop-gap'. > Perhaps the current 'fondness' is more to do with preserving light > touch, instantaneous speech, and the ability to add further divisions, > stops etc.. cheaply and quickly. It might also be to do with the > reliability of the action, ease of maintenance and repair, and the > very considerable reduction in the number of moving parts. > If a TP organ is a 'wheeze' box, then perhaps the owners might in > future, consider the value of properly looking after their investment. > > I would agree that a *neglected* TP organ is a sad instrument. I > would also agree that some organ builders got it right, and others > would have been better employed making accordians. > > .................. Of course, I have no experience of TP organs by > American builders................, so perhaps everything you say is a > fair take on the situation. ;) > > Cheers, Chris Baker. > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org